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The German Pioneer Legacy

The Life and Work of Heinrich A. Rattermann


Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Contents: Editor’s Foreword – Editor’s Introduction – Rattermann’s Life and Work, by A. E. Zucker – Author’s Introduction – Rattermann, the Man (Ancestry and Childhood - The Emigrant - Youth in Cincinnati - Early Manhood - The Family - Love of Song and Music - Cultural Associations - Rattermann in Politics - Philosophy and Religion - The German-American Citizen - Old Age) – Rattermann, the Poet (Early Attempts - Poetical Influences - Types and Forms of Poetry - Nature Poetry - The Religious Spirit in Rattermann’s Poetry - The Enemy of Naturalism - The Literary Historian - Conclusion of a Poetic Career) – Rattermann, the German-American Historian (The Historian in the Making - The Historian in the Appraisal of Scholars - The Historical Journal, Der Deutsche Pionier - Contents of the Pionier - Deutsch-Amerikanisches Magazin - The Biographikon - Rattermann’s Library) – Conclusion – Bibliography for Further Reading.